PGIAA & LinkedIn present.. A Coming Home Bonus Event
ft. Ryan Zervakos, Relationship Manager, LinkedIn

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Our workshop will provide opportunities for how you can create a sustainable life and work where you thrive. Learn about resources and gain tips for an effective job search, including how to create a winning resume, prepare for a successful interview, and use networking to your full advantage.

DATE: Day 1 – Friday, January 17th
Film Festival Sneak Preview

TIME: 8am-9pm U.S. PDT

Time Event Room
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast
Welcome – Harry Grammer, Joseph Cambray, Stephen Aizenstat
Dining Hall
:9:15am An interactive story creation session with John Bucher

A Creative Seminar and Lab for Mythic Storytellers of Every Medium

Barrett Center
10:45am Break
11:00am Creating a Film Conference with Corinne Bourdeau Barrett Center
12:30pm Lunch Dining Hall
1:30pm Writers Panel with Craig Titley
Barrett Center
3:15pm Introduction of Alexandre O Phillippe – Will Linn

Alien Explorations: Alexandre O Philippe’s Memory – The Origins of Alien

Barrett Center
5:15pm Panel* (Alexandre O Philippe, John Bucher, Devon Deimler,
Will Linn, Patricia Danaher, Corrine Bourdeau, moderated by
Glen Slater)
Barrett Center
6:30pm Annual Chancellor’s Reception and Awards Banquet:
V. Walter Odajnyk Scholarship
Wendy Davee Award for Service
Chancellor’s Award for Service
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence
President’s Scholarship Initiative
Classroom A

John Bucher is a writer, strategist, and communicator based out of Hollywood, California. Disruptor named him one of the top 25 influencers in Virtual Reality in 2018. He is the author of six books, including the best-selling Storytelling for Virtual Reality, named by Book Authority as one of the best storytelling books of all time.

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Corinne Bourdeau (MA Engaged Humanities 2010), is the founder and president of 360 Degree Communications, a boutique entertainment marketing company dedicated to social change films.

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Craig Titley is a film and television writer/producer who began his film career in the Hollywood trenches as a production assistant. After a brief stint as an executive for Nickelodeon’s feature film division, he went on to become a successful writer of family films including the live-action Scooby-Doo, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

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Alexandre O. Philippe is a Swiss film director best known for the documentary films Doc of the DeadThe People vs. George Lucas, and the 2017 post-modern documentary examination of the Psycho shower scene directed by Alfred Hitchcock entitled 78/52 which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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Glen Slater teaches at Pacifica, where he is a core faculty member and Associate Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies Program. He has written for a number of Jungian publications, edited the third volume of James Hillman’s Uniform Edition, Senex and Puer, as well as the essay collection, Varieties of Mythic Experience. He regular uses film in his teaching, once wrote film reviews, and is the past film review editor of Spring Journal.

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DATE: Day 2 – Saturday, January 18th, 2020

TIME: 7am-9pm U.S. PDT

Time Event Room
7:00am-8:15am Yoga/Meditation “The Yurt” The Yurt
8:30am-9:30am Breakfast Dining Hall
9:45am Welcome/Announcement – Harry Grammer Barrett Center
10:00am Coming Home 2020: “The Stories We Tell”
“Cultivating Community at the Fates and Graces Mythologium” – The Fates and Graces – (Joanna Gardner, Rachel Lugn, and Stephanie Zajchowski)
Barrett Center
11:45am Morning Wrap Barrett Center
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch & Celebration

Feel free to wander the grounds, reconnect with classmates & friends, make new ones, visit The Yurt, and/or simply celebrate “Coming Home.”

Dining Hall
“How to Build a highly Profitable Business, While Building a Better World” – Kelly Carlin-McCall
Barrett Center
3:30pm TBA TBA
5:00pm Wrap-Up & Reflection Barrett Center
5:30pm Dinner Dining Hall
7:00pm Special Event: Annual Author’s Spotlight & Reception
Meet & Greet
Interview with Authors
Reception & Book Signing
Barrett Center

Joanna Gardner, Ph.D., is a writer, mythologist, and magical realist. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of venues. Her recent research focuses on creation myth and the creative process.

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Rachel Lugn, Ph.D. is a mythologist and textile artist. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her dissertation focuses on the interweaving of textile creation and fairy tales.

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Stephanie Zajchowski, Ph.D., is a cultural mythologist and certified Spiritual Director. Stephanie is a co-founder of the Fates and Graces Mythologium, a conference for mythologists, and enjoys connecting and collaborating with this community. 

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Since receiving her M.A. in Jungian Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Kelly Carlin-McCall has created Women on the Verge, a year-long coaching program where accomplished women find something deeper, wider, and more meaningful in the next chapter of their lives.

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DATE: Day 3 – Sunday, January 19th
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
“Remembering the Past ~ Celebrating the Future”

TIME: 7:30am-2pm U.S. PDT

Time Event Room

Meditation/Yoga “The Yurt”

The Yurt


Dining Hall


Barrett Center

Special Music

Barrett Center
12:30pm Lunch Dining Hall

Community Panel (with Q & A)

“The Beloved Community:” 

A Society Based on Justice, Equal Opportunity, and love Of One’s Fellow Human Being

Jordan Killebrew – Santa Barbara Foundation, in the capacity of Director of Communications

Paul Hudson, JD – Founder and Managing Director of Hudson & Holland Advisors, Los Angeles, CA & Member of Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Board of Trustees

Harry Grammer, PhD – Founder, President, CEO of New Earth, Los Angeles, President of Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association, CNN Hero, Obama Foundation Scholar.

James Joyce III – District Director, Office of Senator Hannah Beth Jackson; Founder, “Coffee with a Black Man”

Darius Simpson – Spoken Word Artist, also appearing with Alchemy, Inc. in Finding the Gold Within, a film by Karina Epperlein

Brandon Costa – appears with Alchemy, Inc. in Finding the Gold Within, a film by Karina Epperlein

Jeremy Scruggs – Need Bio!

Barrett Center

Closing Ritual

Barrett Center

Farewell Luncheon

Dining Hall

Jordan Killebrew is a Santa Barbara local who has an abnormal love of community. His work and current role at the Santa Barbara Foundation, in the capacity of Director of Communications, resembles his passion for strategy, public relations, and relationship building. As a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, he revels in the pride of being a Gaucho and the opportunity to serve his community volunteering with local nonprofits and organizations.

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Harry Grammer is an artist, activist, and educator. He founded the community- based organization New Earth in 2004 and is an integral part of reforming juvenile justice in Los Angeles. In 2017, Harry was honored as a CNN Hero, and in 2018 was selected one of 20 inaugural Obama Foundation Fellows from over 20,000 applicants in 191 countries.

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James Joyce III currently serves as District Director for State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (who represents nearly 1 million constituents within the 19th Senate District of California) and has served on various advisory boards in the area including Impact Hub Santa Barbara, the Ventura County Leadership Academy, and the Santa Barbara Young Black Professionals.

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Darius Simpson is a spoken word artist, educator, writer, and social justice advocate born in Akron, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Eastern Michigan University. He is currently a candidate for his MFA in Creative Writing through Mills College in Oakland, CA. He utilizes poetry as a tool with which to engage, inform, and connect with his audiences. His work has been featured in Huffington Post, Mic, TEDx, and Button Poetry. 

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Brandyn is currently pursuing his Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration at the University of Akron’s McDowell Law Center and School of Business. He also serves as Board Member and Group Facilitator with Alchemy Inc. Brandyn recently began working with the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation as the organization seeks to expand their property portfolio.

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Paul C. Hudson is a Partner and co-founder of SEED collaborative, where he co-leads the economic development practice. Paul focuses on nonprofit collaborations, mergers, partnerships and other strategic alliances, and with development and implementation of financial sustainability initiatives and plans.

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